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Missouri Legalizes Ticket Scalping

Date: September 4, 2007
By: Courtney Cox
State Capitol Bureau

Intro: Ticket scalping will be a legalized practice starting in early November. This thanks to legislation Governor Matt Blunt signed Tuesday afternooon. Courtney Cox has more from the capitol.

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 The Governor said legalizing the resale of tickets would allow the free market to work, something he and the general assembly are passionate about.

Blunt said it was Missouri's sports teams that originally asked for the measure.

 

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Description: "This is something that all our sports teams in the state asked that we to do. They thought it was in the best interest of their fans that we make that change."

 

     The change will go into affect in 90 days.
 
     It is the hope of the general assembly that the statue will bring in ticket vendors from
     Illinois and Kansas.

From the state Capitol, I'm Courtney Cox.